Five killed as truck crushes autorickshaw in Naogaon

FE ONLINE DESK | Friday, 24 June 2022

At least five passengers of an autorickshaw were killed after a truck ploughed into the vehicle in Naogaon.

The head-on collision occurred on the Sadar Upazila's Naogaon-Rajshahi highway around 8:00am on Friday, according to Naogaon Sadar Police Station chief Nazrul Islam Jewel.

The victims could not be identified immediately but four of them were schoolteachers, the police said, citing their families, reports UNB.

The autorickshaw was heading to Naogaon Sadar when the Rajshahi-bound truck rammed into it. Both vehicles fell into a roadside ditch after the crash.

Police and fire service personnel subsequently retrieved the bodies from the scene.

Another person was rescued and taken to a local hospital.